Carol ErwinMovie Magic!!!!
NCE Roundtable 2009
Last updated May 2012
Using Movies in Your Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom
Below in the attachments are the handouts I distributed at the NCE 2009 Roundtable session titled, "Movie Magic List of Movie Ideas" . I have also attached the worksheets/discussion guides (in Word 97-2003, some of the PDF's would not upload to this site so they are linked below) for various movies that I have found on the Internet and from the FCS listservs I subscribe to. A few are mine, but most are from others (most do not have names on them or I would give them credit where credit is due - if you want credit because one is yours, let me know and I'll add it). We are all lucky that so many FCS teachers are willing to share their great ideas!
Good luck and if you have any questions, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
For the PDF's I put the links here (you'll have to search the website - I had them linked, but the links were moved, so you'll have to go to the website and search them yourself):
Truly Moving Pictures - has lots of discussion guides, here are some examples: The Bucket List, Cinderella Man, Flicka, Freedom Writers, Marla & Me, Martian Child, My Sister's Keeper, Phoebe in Wonderland, Ratatouille, The Secret Life of Bees, The Ultimate Gift
From Other Sites, Linked:
Homeless to Harvard worksheet, Homeless to Harvard answers,
She's Too Young
Money/Personal finance movies - Topics include: the Great Depression, money in every day life, classic TV shows on DVD, and movies about business and Wall Street. They list the movies with short descriptions - here is the website/link: http://www.yesyoucanonline.info/Earning/Earning-Articles/Movies-that-offer-teachable-moments-about-money
I know people have been discussing on the listservs that it would be nice if there was a website that categorized the movies into classes or content, but there are so many of these that I think could fit in different places that I just don't want to divide them out onto different web pages and then have people not be able to find them. So they are going to stay in alphabetical order below and if there is more than one guide for the movie, it may be a different take on that movie as far as topic/content being studied.
Have found that they download better if you click on the download arrow on the right side of the screen instead of the name of the file, especially the pdf's.
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